Macor Machinable Glass Ceramic - Industrial Applications of Macor Machinable Glass Ceramics by Precision Ceramics

Precision Ceramics, a division of McGeoch Technology, is a company dedicated to the engineering of technical ceramics. From procurement and supply through to technical design and specialist machining, we offer a complete service.

Our reputation for quality and service is truly international with specialist ceramic components engineered by Precision Ceramics finding their way into an ever-widening array of worldwide applications in industries as diverse as aerospace, opto-electronics and nuclear power.

Precision Ceramics is a Macor Distributor. Precision Ceramics is a Macor Expert. In fact, there is no other Macor Supplier who knows more about this unique machinable glass ceramic than Precision Ceramics. We're also experts in Macor Metallization and publishers of the Macor Technical Bulletin.

Macor Machinable Glass Ceramic

Macor is an outstanding engineering material and is machinable with ordinary metalworking tools. Macor is also a problem solving material combining the performance of a technical ceramic with the versatility of a high performance plastic.

Macor has a high use temperature (800°C continuous to 1,000°C peak). It has a low thermal conductivity and is a useful high temperature insulator as well as an excellent electrical insulator. Macor has no porosity and when properly baked out, will not outgas. It is strong and rigid and, unlike high temperature plastics, will not creep or deform. Macor is also radiation resistant.

Macor is pure white and can be highly polished. It can be thick or thin film metallised, brazed and epoxy bonded. Another major advantage of this unique material is that, even in small quantities, components are economical to manufacture.

Typical Applications of Macor Machinable Glass Ceramic

When you need the performance of a technical ceramic and your application demands the ready fabrication of a complicated shape, look at Macor machinable glass ceramic. It will lower costs and substantially reduce the time between your design and actual use.

Typical applications of Macor machinable glass ceramic include electronic and semiconductors; nuclear applications; medical and optical devices.

Advantages of Macor Machinable Glass Ceramic

The great advantage of using Macor machinable glass ceramic is that components can be made quickly, accurately and economically.

  • Use Macor and forget about mould costs, firing, shrinkage and diamond machining for high tolerance work
  • Use Macor for your products or use it in your production process
  • Use Macor for one component or for many

Macor Machinable Glass Ceramic Applications in Specific Industry

Macor's unique properties find many varied applications. If you do not have your own machining facilities, or your workshop is fully occupied, send your drawings to us and we can quote for your requirements as well as advise on your application and design.

Electronic/Semiconductor Applications

Precision coil formers (high precision and dimensionally stable). High voltage insulators (smooth surface finish and unaffected by arcing).

Laser Applications

Spacers, cavities and reflectors in laser assemblies (precision finish and heat resistant).

High Vacuum Applications

Thermal breaks in high temperature processing equipment. Coil supports and vacuum feed-throughs (vacuum stable and hermetically sealable).

Aerospace/Space Industry

Retaining rings on hinges, windows and doors of NASA's Space Shuttle. Supports and components in several satellite borne systems (thermally and electronically insulating)

Nuclear Industry

Fixtures and reference blocks in power generation units (dimensionally unaffected by irradiation).

This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by Precision Ceramics.

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